Maintaining a Living Willow Garden Structure

Ref: C3841947

On this course we will maintain an existing living willow garden structure by pruning with handtools and creatively using basic weaving techniques. We will weave some willow into the structure to enhance it's shape and strength.

Course aim

This course will give a brief introduction to living willow garden structures and how to maintain them using handtools and weaving techniques

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • 1. Demonstrate new creative and practical skills with living willow
  • Contribute to a community project
  • Connect with nature to enhance wellbeing
  • Discuss the value of willow in nature
  • Work as part of a group to create something shared

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Please bring waterproof shoes/boots and clothes and if you have them some seceteurs and gardening gloves.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Maintaining a Living Willow Garden Structure

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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